Wear what you would wear in the future…
So this week was a special week at school where the kids were supposed to wear something specific each day of the week. As the awesome, very sleepy, scatterbrained, full time working mom of three rambunctious small children six and under, I promptly misplaced the paper that explained what each day was supposed to be. But I did remember that Monday was wear red, (something about saying no to drugs, I think… again, paper lost.) But I we totally nailed Monday in the clothing department.
Tuesday I totally forgot that it was wear something specific week and sent her off to school wearing, gasp, normal clothes.
Wednesday was wear blue and white day. I’m not positive about this because I couldn’t remember what it said on the paper, but C informed it was so I picked out the only blue and white I could find in her dresser and then argued for ten minutes because it wasn’t what she wanted to wear.
Wednesday night was superhero night at church… She’s outgrown all her superhero stuff, but thankfully I found an old generic superhero mask peeking out from under the couch. Bam!
Thursday (today) was dress like what you would wear in the future. This could go two ways, right?!? #1- dress as the profession you want to be when you grow up or #2- dress like people will dress in the future (you know, with space hats and silver jumpsuits.) We went with #2, so we opted for a red sparkly dress, because you know the future is totally going to be covered in sparkles. I was informed tonight that it was actually supposed to be #1, so she told everyone that she wanted to be a ballerina teacher. (Good save, kid.)
Friday (tomorrow) is bat day. I have no idea what that means because I lost the paper (did I mention that already?!?) But I think she is supposed to be wearing orange and black. Which is awesome, because she doesn’t actually own anything orange.
So I pretty much mommy-failed this entire week in the wardrobe arena, but you know what, it’s going to be a-okay, because at least I didn’t embarrass her by sending her in her pajamas or crazy hair when it was neither of those days! But I sure am looking forward to next week when we can slap on whatever clothes we like and roll out the door.
And while I mommy-failed the clothing, I mommy-rocked some other things like…
1- Cuddles- what I lacked in attire skills, I totally made up for in cuddles. Seriously, I’m a great cuddler.
2- I kept everyone clothed and fed this week. That’s a pretty amazing feat! (I did have help in the meal department a couple of times, so thank you to the folks that stepped up with that!!)
3- Reading endurance- I may not be able to dress my kids up in their future outfits, but I can read Llama Llama Red Pajama like a boss. I think we are nearing 45 times this week. Baby E discovered this book about a week ago and will not put it down. He asks for it when he wakes up. He asks for it when he’s eating, when he’s riding in the car, when he’s breathing. Everything’s coming up Llama Llama Red Pajama around here.
Ok, so I rocked three things. That’s fine by me!
This evening was a pretty exciting evening in our house because it was *Make Your Own Pizza* night. I bought some crusts and all the toppings and the kids alternated between fixing their pizza and eating all the ingredients. The kids were proud of their creations and couldn’t wait to gobble them down.
While we ate, I asked the kids some questions just to find out what their answers would be.
1- Who is your best friend?
C- Kaly, Nala, Olivia, Jacob, Allison, Riley, Miranda, Lauren, and Roux. (Wow, that’s a lot of besties!)
Big E- Daniel (Such a boy answer!)
2- What do you want to be when you grow up?
C- A Ballerina Teacher
Big E- A mechanic, okay??
3- What football team do you support? (Remember we aren’t a sports family. My kids have never actually seen a football team. They’ve held a football, so that’s something, right?!?)
Big E- Huh? I like soccer ball. Soccer balls are the coolest. (This is totally my kid.)
4- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
C- Treating other how I want to be treated and loving others. (I want that one too, kid!!)
Big E- Speed
5- Can you name one thing that scares you?
C- The magic school bus. Spiders. Ghosts. (This kid is seriously scared of the Magic School Bus. We were visiting their cousins the other day and one of the kids turned it on and her eyes got huge and her face looked pretty worried.)
Big E- Dinosaurs if they eat me.
6- What is the first thing you can remember?
Big E- Oh, playing on the playground.
7- At what age is a person an adult?
C- 14… actually, 44. (Yay, I’m still a kid!!)
Big E- I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.
8- What is something that makes your family special?
C- That they named me after my great grandpa.
Big E- By hugging me and all the kisses.
9- What is the hardest thing about being a kid?
C- Listening to mommy and daddy. (I believe that.)
Big E- By trying to listen to mommy and daddy when we are angry because we want to watch tv.
10- If you were a teacher, and the kids in your class would not listen to you, what would you do?
Big E- hmmm… Use a train whistle to get them to listen.
11- What is your favorite place in the world?
C- Home. (A kid after my own heart.)
Big E- That one is easy… Daniel’s house!!
12- If you could give one gift to every single child in the world, what gift would you give them?
C- A heart that says I love you.
Big E- Hmm… Ooohhh… some of my cars.
13- If you could travel back and talk to a younger version of you, what would you say?
C- To listen to me. If there was a fireplace I’d tell her “don’t go near the fireplace!!”
Big E- Hmmm… I don’t know what to say.
14- If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make?
C- Love God and Follow God.
Big E- Listen to God every, every, every, every, every single day, and when we are up in heaven.